Advance Your Food-Based CED Project through Green Internships

June 21, 2016

Applications now being accepted for Youth Green Jobs InitiativeDo you need help making environmental improvements to your organization involved in providing environmental benefits to the agriculture sector? Hire an intern through the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative!

Canada’s Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will provide $1.9 million to help farmers, non-profits and other organizations involved in the agriculture sector create jobs for post-secondary graduates who are 30 years or younger and want to work in agriculture. Eligible projects will:

  • benefit the environment either on or off the farm
  • last at least four months

Green Internships offers organizations up to 50% of the cost of hiring young workers (up to $16,000 per intern) for environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agriculture sector. Non-profit entities with five permanent employees or less could be eligible for up to 80% support. Non-profit entities with more than five employees may be considered for up to 80% support on a case-by-case basis.

Apply now for a Green Internship

Internships must be at least four months in length and be completed by March 31, 2017

Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds have been allocated. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative or call 1-866-452-5558.

Source: Agri-info Newsletter